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Events of August 31st:

August 31st is the 243rd day of the year (244th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 122 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 31st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 31st:

12 Caligula (Roman Emperor 37-41)

161 Commodus (Roman Emperor 180-192)

1928 James Coburn (actor)

1932 Roy Castle (actor, singer, dancer)

1938 Martin Bell (journalist, independent British MP 1997-2001)

1945 Van Morrison (singer)

1949 Richard Gere (actor)

Richard Gere

1957 Glenn Tilbrook (singer, guitarist - Squeeze)

1958 Serge Blanco (rugby player)

1970 Debbie Gibson (singer)

1972 Chris Tucker (actor, comedian)

August 31st in History:

1895 Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his design for a navigable balloon.


1897 Thomas Alva Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

Thomas Edison

1957 Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) independent from UK.

1962 Trinidad and Tobago independent from UK.

1987 Michael Jackson releases his album "Bad".

Michael Jackson

1991 Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1997 Princess Diana killed in a car crash in Paris, France.

Lady Diana

1998 North Korea launches its first satellite.

August 31st is also:

Hari Merdeka, a National Day (Malaysia)

Independence Day (Trinidad and Tobago)

Independence Day (Kygyzstan)

Day of Our Language (Moldova)


People born on August 31st are Virgo


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